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BRADLEY R. CURS

December 2015

Phone: (573) 882-2759

Mailing Address

Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis Email: cursb@missouri.edu

202 Hill Hall Webpage: http://web.missouri.edu/~cursb

University of Missouri

Columbia, MO 65211

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Economics, University of Oregon, 2005

Primary Fields: Economics of Education, Labor Economics

Secondary Fields: Applied Econometrics, Industrial Organization, Public Economics

M.S. Economics, University of Oregon, 2000 B.S. Mathematics and Economics, University of Oregon, 1999 Training Institute for Education Sciences - What Works Clearinghouse, Certified Reviewer, Group Design, 2015 Harvard University – Strategic Data Partnership, Institute for Leadership in Analytics, 2013\ Institute for Education Sciences – Northwestern University, Workshop on quasi-experimental design and analysis in education, 2011.

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

University Faculty Experience Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri, 2011 to present Associate Professor, Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri, 2012 to present Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri, 2005 to 2011 Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Oregon, 2001 to 2005 University Administrative Experience Acting Associate Division Director (Department Chair), Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, Fall 2015 Director of Graduate Studies, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri, 2012 to 2015 Program Coordinator, Higher Education Program, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri, 2012 to 2014 Bradley R. Curs - Page 1 of 13 Interim Director, Hook Center for Educational Leadership and District Renewal, University of Missouri, 2011 to 2012 Non-University Administrative Experience Executive Committee, Kansas City Area Education Research Consortium, 2011 to present RESEARCH Refereed Journal Articles Munoz, J., Harrington, J., Curs, B. R., & Ehlert, M. (in press). Democratization and diversion: The effect of Missouri's A+ schools program on postsecondary enrollment.

Journal of Higher Education.

Jaquette, O., Curs, B. R., & Posselt, J. R. (in press). Tuition rich, mission poor: Nonresident enrollment growth and the socioeconomic and racial composition of public research universities. Journal of Higher Education.

Harrington, J., Munoz, J., Curs, B. R., & Ehlert, M. (2015). Examining the impact of a highly targeted state administered merit aid program on brain drain: Evidence from a regression discontinuity analysis of Missouri’s Bright Flight program. Research in Higher Education. Advance online publication.

Jaquette, O. & Curs, B. R. (2015). Creating the out-of-state university: Do public universities increase nonresident freshman enrollment in response to declining state appropriations? Research in Higher Education, 56(6), 535-565.

Beyers, S. J., Lembke, E. S., & Curs, B. R. (2013). Social studies progress monitoring and intervention for middle school students. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 38(4), 224-235.

Clem, D., Donaldson, J., Curs, B. R., Anderson, S., & Hdeib, M. (2013). Role of spatial ability as a probable ability determinant in skill acquisition for sonographic scanning.

Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 32, 519-528.

Curs, B. R. & Harper, C. E. (2012). Financial aid and first-year collegiate GPA: A regression discontinuity approach. The Review of Higher Education, 35, 627-649.

Curs, B. R., Bhandari, B., & Steiger, C. (2011). The roles of public higher education expenditure and the privatization of higher education on U.S. state economic growth.

Journal of Education Finance 36, 424-441.

Curs, B. R., & Singell, L. D., Jr. (2010). Aim high or go low? Pricing strategies and enrollment effects when the net price elasticity varies with need and ability. The Journal of Higher Education, 81, 515-543.

Curs, B. R. (2008). The effect of institutional merit-based aid on the enrollment decisions of needy students. Enrollment Management Journal, 2, 10-31.

Saupe, J. L., & Curs, B. R. (2008). Deriving enrollment management scores from ACT Data.

IR Applications, 16, 1-16.

Bradley R. Curs - Page 2 of 13 Curs, B. R., Singell, L. D., Jr., & Waddell, G. R. (2007). Money for nothing? The impact of changes in the Pell Grant program on institutional revenues and the placement of needy students. Education Finance and Policy, 2, 228-261.

Singell, L. D., Jr., Waddell, G. R., & Curs, B. R. (2006). HOPE for the Pell? Institutional effects in the intersection of merit-based and need-based aid. Southern Economic Journal, 73, 79-99.

Curs, B. R., & Singell, L. D., Jr. (2002). An analysis of the application and enrollment processes for in-state and out-of-state students at a large public university. Economics of Education Review, 21, 111-124.

Book Chapters Curs, B. R., Singell, L. D., Jr., & Waddell, G. R. (2007). The Pell program at thirty years. In J. C. Smart (Ed.), Higher education: Handbook of theory and research: Vol. XXII (pp.

281-334). New York: Springer.

Other Publications Curs, B. R., Ehlert, M., Grotewiel, M., Huang, H., Taylor Knight, L. A., Li, Jaixi, Murdock, T., Onasch, W., & Quan, J. (2015). Trends in college and career readiness in the Kansas City 7-county metropolitan region. Retrieved from the Kansas City Area Education Research Consortium website: http://www.kcaerc.org/2015/08/03/college-and-careerreadiness-in-the-kansas-city-region/ Curs, B. R. & Evans, J. (2014). Market signaling. In D. Brewer & L. Picus (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.





Singell, L. D., Jr., & Curs, B. R. (2010). Book review [Review of the book Economics of Education, by D. J. Brewer & P. J. McEwan]. Economics of Education Review, 29(6), 1183-1184.

External Grant Proposals Funded Curs, B. R. (PI) & Taylor-Knight, L.A. (2015). Phase II: Identifying individual and school factors related to college and career readiness in KC metropolitan area. Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, $125,000.

Curs, B. R. (PI) & Taylor-Knight, L.A. (2014). Identifying individual and school factors related to college and career readiness in KC metropolitan area. Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, $250,000.

Curs, B. R. (PI) & Parsons, E. (2013). First amendment to: Designing and testing student growth measures for use in professional staff evaluations and incentive pay systems.

Kansas City Missouri School District, $79,853.

Curs, B. R. (PI) & Ehlert, M. (2012). Designing and testing student growth measures for use in professional staff evaluations and incentive pay systems. Kansas City Missouri School District, $94,473.

Curs, B. R. (PI) (2004). Pay your money, take your choice: Three essays on the changing need-merit mix of financial aid and the college choice of low-income students.

Bradley R. Curs - Page 3 of 13 Association for the Study of Higher Education/Lumina Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship, $12,500.

Internal Grant Proposals Funded Curs, B., Fellabaum, J., & Hart, J. (Co-PIs). (2013). Online graduate certificate in college teaching. Mizzou Online, $122,942.

Curs, B. R. (PI) & Ehlert, M. (2012). A quasi-experimental investigation into the effects of the Missouri A+ Schools Program on high school graduation and college preparation.

University of Missouri System Research Board, $27,188 Harper, C. E. (PI) & Curs, B. R. (Co-PI) (2010). Freshman interest groups at the University of Missouri: A historical analysis. University of Missouri, Richard Wallace Research Incentive Grant, $4,000.

Refereed Presentations Kramer III, D., Jaquette, O., & Curs, B. R. (2015). Growing the pie? Estimating the effect of responsibility center management on student enrollment and net tuition revenue at public research universities. Paper presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Denver, CO.

Curs, B. R., Kyoore, J., & Ehlert, M. (2015). A quasi-experimental investigation into the effects of the Missouri A+ schools program on college preparation course taking. Paper presentation at the Association for Education Finance and Policy Conference, Washington, DC.

Harrington, J., Munoz, J., Curs, B. R., & Ehlert, M. (2014). Examining the impact of a highly targeted state administered merit aid program on brain drain: Evidence from a regression discontinuity analysis of Missouri’s Bright Flight program. Paper presentation at the Association for Education Finance and Policy Conference, Washington, DC.

Jaquette, O. & Curs, B. R. (2014). Creating the out-of-state university: Do public universities respond to declining state appropriations by increasing nonresident enrollment? Paper presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Washington, DC.

Curs, B.R. & Jaquette, O. (2014). Does increasing nonresident enrollment increase the academic profile at public institutions? Roundtable presentation at the American Education Research Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Curs, B.R. & Evans, J. (2014). Institutional expenditures and state merit-based financial aid.

Paper presentation at the Association for Education Finance and Policy Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Turley, R. L., Buck, S., Curs, B. R., Harris, D. N., & Harding, H. (2014). School DistrictUniversity Research Alliances. Symposium Presentation at the Association for Education Finance and Policy Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Jaquette, O., Hillman, N., Curs, B.R., & de la Torre, E. (2013). Using organizational, local, and state-level panel data to conduct policy analyses of postsecondary organizational change. Symposium presentation at the Using organizational, local, and state-level panel data to conduct policy analyses of postsecondary organizational change. St. Louis, MO.

Bradley R. Curs - Page 4 of 13 Curs, B.R. & Evans, J. (2013). Institutional expenditures and state merit-based financial aid.

Paper presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, St.

Louis, MO.

Curs, B.R., Munoz, J., & Kyoore, J. (2013). Do state economic factors moderate the enrollment elasticity for out-of-state students? Paper presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Curs, B.R. & Jaquette, O. (2013). The effect of state appropriations on out-of-state enrollments for public universities. Paper presentation at the Western Economic Association International Conference, Seattle, WA.

Curs, B.R. & Jaquette, O. (2013). The intended and unintended consequences of increased out-of-state enrollment. Paper presentation at the American Education Research Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Evans, J. & Curs, B.R. (2013). Revenue changes and faculty and administrative employment practices at public institutions. Poster presentation at the Association for Education Finance and Policy Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Curs, B.R. & Jaquette, O. (2013). The effect of state appropriations on out-of-state enrollments for public universities. Paper presentation at the Association for Education Finance and Policy Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Curs, B.R. & Jaquette, O. (2013). Does Non-resident enrollment growth lead to declines in racial diversity? Paper presentation at the Missouri Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers, Camden, MO.

Munoz, J., Harrington, J., Curs, B. R. & Ehlert, M. (2012). Democratization and diversion:

The effects of Missouri's A+ program on postsecondary enrollment. Paper presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Curs, B. R. & Harper, C. E. (2012). The effects of bowl game participation on athletes and institutions. Poster presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Curs, B. R. (2012). The effects of institutional merit-based financial aid on the enrollment destination of out-of-state applicants to a large public university: A regression discontinuity approach. Paper presentation at the Association for Education Finance and Policy Conference, Boston, MA.

Evans, J. & Curs, B. R. (2012). Does changing state appropriations affect university hiring practices? Paper presentation at the Association for Education Finance and Policy Conference, Boston, MA.

Brown, C., Curs, B. R., & Hart, J. L. (2011). HOPE for access: Effects of merit-based aid on enrollment by gender. Paper presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Brown, C. & Curs, B. R. (2011). Event history analysis: Missouri A+ program. Paper presentation at the Association for Education Finance and Policy Conference, Seattle, WA.

Bradley R. Curs - Page 5 of 13 Curs, B. R. & Dar, L. (2011). Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid. Paper presentation at the Association for Education Finance and Policy Conference, Seattle, WA.

Curs, B. R. & Dar, L. (2010). Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid. Interactive scholarly dialogue presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Harper, C. E. & Curs, B. R. (2010). Fifteen years of freshman interest groups at the University of Missouri: A historical analysis. Roundtable presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Jaquette, O., Bastedo, M., Cheslock, J., Curs, B. R., & Doyle, W. (2010). Unintended shift towards privatization: Causes, institutional responses, and policy implications.

Symposium presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Curs, B. R. & Dar, L. (2010). Does state financial aid affect institutional aid? An analysis of the role of state policy on postsecondary institutional pricing strategies. Paper presentation at the Western Economics Association International Conference, Portland, OR.

Curs, B. R., Bhandari, B., & Steiger, C. (2010). Higher education expenditure, private higher education, and growth. Paper presentation at the Western Economics Association International Conference, Portland, OR.



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